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indecent

[ in-dee-suhnt ]
/ ɪnˈdi sənt /
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adjective
offending against generally accepted standards of propriety or good taste; improper; vulgar: indecent jokes; indecent language; indecent behavior.
not decent; unbecoming or unseemly: indecent haste.
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Origin of indecent

First recorded in 1555–65; from Latin indecent- (stem of indecēns ) “unseemly.” See in-3, decent

synonym study for indecent

1. See improper.

OTHER WORDS FROM indecent

in·de·cent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for indecent

indecent
/ (ɪnˈdiːsənt) /

adjective
offensive to standards of decency, esp in sexual matters
unseemly or improper (esp in the phrase indecent haste)

Derived forms of indecent

indecently, adverb
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